Selected Works

A Rather Adult Young Adult Novel, 2014
A Young Adult novel, 2012
Adults and Young Adults
A 2010 Green Earth Book Awards Honor Book
Younger Readers
A new twist to a very old story. Beautifully illustrated by Heather Solomon.
A tall tale from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Winner of the 2002 Charlotte Zolotow Award for best writing in a picture book. Available in hardcover and paperback.
Works in Progress
A middle grade novel
A collection of essays about Fairy Tales

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A SUMMER OF SILK MOTHS

A thoughtful, complex and moving story about loss and discovery of identity, love and the ability to change, and the restorative powers of nature. Kirkus Review


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"Characters are engaging and engrossing, and the well-written descriptions of rural Michigan are detailed and gorgeous. Readers easily become mesmerized by the gradually unfolding plot and the growth and development of the main characters as they discover who they really are and what they mean to one another." School Library Journal



Moths symbolize transformation and rebirth.